Dallas Chapter

Dallas

Feb 12, 2019, 16:52 PM
Chapter Full Name : Dallas
State : TX
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Golf Play Days & Events

Social & Networking Events

Girl Friend Golf

Register weekly for our 9 hole leagues after work.
Tuesdays at Westridge Golf Course in McKinney and Wednesdays at Luna Vista Golf Course in Dallas.

Nine & Unwinds

Play 9 holes at a private Club Corp course and enjoy optional drinks and appetizers afterwards.

Clinics & Education Events

JOIN THE LPGA AMATEURS FOR THESE BENEFITS AND MORE!

Seeking a Women’s Golf Membership? Belonging to LPGA Amateurs provides you an instant golf community and the ability for you to build a great network of friends and business connections.

Questions? Email membership@lpgaamateurs.com or call 386-236-5353.

Whether it is 15 minutes a week, an hour once a month or an event once a year, volunteers are the backbone of LPGA Amateur Golf Association. Volunteering also connects you to other members—expanding your golf network. Contact Dani Connell, Member Services or Shelley King - D'Souza, President, with your questions, a description of your expertise or interest along with how much time you have to give. See below for ways to help:

Fairway Friends—If you are looking for more golfing friends, why not serve as a golfing buddy for new members? You reach out and invite them to play with you on a course close by or at an LPGA Amateurs Dallas event.  Buddies are usually assigned for geographic proximity.  

Kick-Off Party—Help with registration, staff a table for a committee, help set up the room.

Chapter Championship—We host a Local Championship Qualifier at a local course in April. Help with registration or be a “pace of play” monitor on the course.

Sponsorship:  Reach out to targeted local businesses to ask for support or maintain current relationship on behalf of the chapter.

Education:  Doing outreach to golf professionals, staffing education events,

Golf Events: Take responsibility for one or more golf event during the year by notifying course of number of players, developing/distributing pairings, staffing registration and giving awards if appropriate.  

Handicap:  Do outreach calls to members without handicaps, answer member questions, assist in handicap education.

Leadership:  Help identify members for Board and other volunteer positions.  

Leagues:  Help with match play, Lone Star Cup or coordinate a weekly league during a focused period of 6 to 8 weeks.  

Membership:  Make outreach calls to new members; distribute membership flyers to golf courses and at events, make follow-up calls to members whose membership is expiring.

Social:  Contribute ideas, do outreach to venues, handle registration table at social event, greet members, have fun!

Shelley King D’Souza - President

Shelley King Dsouza

Shelley began playing golf in 2000 after 3 years of heading up a celebrity charity golf event for her company's title sponsorship of the National Spinal Paralysis Foundation. After joining LPGA Amateurs Dallas Corpus Christi in 2000, Shelley established a handicap, won her flight in the Chapter Championship and ultimately winning 1st place Low Gross at the EWGA Championship in Kiawah Island, SC, being the first winner from Corpus.

Shortly after, Shelley joined the board and served 5 years as the Director of Events. Shelly has served on the boards for March of Dimes and Susan G Komen. Shelley was recognized as a National Recipient for the Pinnacle Going the Distance Award in 2013 for her dedication and fundraising efforts for Susan G Komen. She is the proud mother of one daughter Victoria "Tori" who is 8 years old. Her husband, Val, is a PGA professional and works for KemperSports running golf courses across the country. Shelley currently works for AT&T in Dallas.





Maribeth Fletcher - Record & Finance Director

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Maribeth is from Minnesota originally, but has moved around throughout her working career to Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, and Kentucky. She has worked in a variety of roles in the plastics industry, including process engineer, technical service manager, marketing manager, global product manager, and business line controller. Maribeth recently retired and can now devote her energy to improving her handicap and serving on the LPGA Amateur Golf Association board.

When Maribeth returned to the DFW area in 2015, she was happy to find the LPGA Amateurs Dallas. She had been playing golf every week with girlfriends in Kentucky and was missing those fun times. The LPGA Women Who Play Girlfriend Golf at Luna Vista has helped to fill that gap. In addition, Maribeth has appreciated other opportunities to play golf in LPGA Amateur Golf Association events, meet some great ladies, and develop new friendships.  




Patte Lee - Marketing Director

PatteLeePatte Lee has been involved with golf for "way more years than her handicap reflects". She helped to found the Charlotte, NC chapter of LPGA Women Who Play and belonged to the Atlanta, GA chapter before moving to Dallas and getting involved with the chapter here. She has met life-long friends in LPGA Amateurs Dallas and is thrilled that her parent company, Guardian Life Insurance Company has decided to be a national sponsor for LPGA Amateur Golf Association. In May of this year, she "tied the knot" with her husband Skip Lutz on the golf course (yep, she played in her dress and veil) at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco.

Patte has over 15 years of experience helping families create and preserve their wealth. Since approximately 80% of her clients are women, she is passionate about educating and empowering women to take control of their finances. In fact, she teaches a class in SMU's Continuing Education Program called "Financial Literacy for Women". In addition to obtaining the Certified Financial Planner credential (CFP®), she is also received training as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Patte received her BBA from Howard University in Washington, DC and her MBA from Georgia State University.



Lisa Papes - Golf Events Director

Appointed by the Board

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Lisa grew up primarily in Lincoln, Nebraska and golfed at, and graduated from, the University of Nebraska in 1987. She got to Texas as quickly as she could after graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Lisa considers herself an honorary Texan having now lived in DFW over half of her life and having a beautiful 22 year old daughter, Katie, who is a 7th generation Texan.

Lisa is a Managing Director with C-III Capital; a national commercial real estate fund management company and has been in the commercial real estate/banking industry for 30 years. Golf is her addiction! She started golfing when she was 12 or so and hasn't put down a club since. Lisa joined LPGA Amateur Golf Association two years ago after leaving the country club she belonged to and is so grateful for the wonderful golf experiences, friendships and memories that this organization has afforded her and looks forward to many more. She recognizes the significant voluntary involvement needed to make LPGA Amateurs Dallas so great and is looking forward to contributing as the Golf Events Director.




Ali McKee - Membership Director

Appointed by the Board

Ali McKee

A native of New Orleans, Ali found her way to Dallas via Ft. Lauderdale in 2007 with playing golf being the furthest thing from her mind. After arriving in Dallas, her husband, Bill, who is a long-time golf enthusiast, decided playing golf together would be a lot of fun, so he purchased her a set of golf clubs. After several years of the clubs collecting dust, Ali decided to give it a try and took some lessons. Much to her surprise and pleasure, she discovered she really enjoyed the game. Ali has been playing golf for only a few years and is continually challenged with improving her game and naturally her handicap, too.

For the past 12 years, Ali has worked for CMA in the community management industry, overseeing the day to day operations for a community in Grand Prairie.

Ali was introduced to the LPGA Amateurs in 2016. Happily, her network of women playing golf grew exponentially since then. She recently decided to step outside the box and offer to volunteer in the organization and was appointed Membership Director. She looks forward to assisting with increasing membership for the chapter.




Sherry Taylor - Communications Director

Appointed by the Board

Sherry Taylor

Sherry is an excited Cubs fan from Chicago that is probably the only person from up North that does not like the famous deep dish pizza. She is a Creative that loves learning new trends, programs and technologies in the graphic design field. Also, Sherry creates custom pet paintings in watercolors. After attending the American Academy of Art and Columbia College in Chicago, she moved to Kalamazoo Michigan for three years where she got a taste of playing golf even though the golf season in Michigan is only about three weeks long!

She played golf a little bit after moving to Dallas in 1994, but soon set it aside as couples dancing became a passion that took up most of her time. Dallas is THE mecca for couples dancing where one can find every style imaginable to dance seven nights a week. Her favorite is dancing Argentine Tango! 

In 2011, Sherry decided to dust off the sticks and get back to her passion of golf. She loves this game that teaches her patience on and off the course. She joined LPGA Amateurs Dallas in 2016; and in May 2017, was appointed to the Communications Director position.

 

When you’re looking for an occasional round of informal golf, a little friendly competition or a chance to play regularly with other avid golfers, LPGA Amateurs Dallas provides those opportunities. And, with almost half of our members in key management positions, you'll find an ideal environment for networking with other business women in a friendly atmosphere.

Have you been thinking about learning golf? There are opportunities to go to clinics, too. All levels are welcome to join! For competition play, you are required to have a handicap. It is free using the LPGA Amateur Golf Association app.

Currently we have approximately 135 Active Members and a very active Board of Directors. Our board is comprised of diverse group of energetic women leaders including our President, six Directors, and fantastic supporting Committee Chairs and enthusiastic committee volunteers.  

Typically during our golf season, monthly you'll find an opportunity for at least one Golf Event, two Golf Play Days, one Social Event, one Golf Education Event, and an evening weekly (usually two nights a week) 9-hole Girlfriend Golf Event.  We host our Kickoff Event in February, enjoy an exciting Match Play League, and participate in the Lone Star Cup Matches. In the Spring we participate in Lone Star Cup, which brings together all the Texas LPGA Amateur Golf Association Chapters for a Solheim Cup styled 2-day event which rotates yearly around the state of Texas at some very exciting golf destinations. We also participate in the LPGA Amateur Golf Association Cup Championship, typically help during the summer and fall.

We welcome guests considering membership in our chapter as well as visiting Members from other LPGA Amateur Golf Association chapters to join us at our events and activities. Check out our Upcoming Events list and feel free to contact us anytime!

We are always looking for volunteers to help out from working on the Board to helping out at one event.

LPGA Amateurs Dallas is a 501 c6 registered non-profit organization.


Golf Events
 are organized play usually followed (or preceded) by a meal and rewards.  When registering for a golf event, the player chooses to participate in one of the formats offered for the specific date. Generally, golf events are for LPGA Amateur Golf Association members and their guests who are considering joining the Chapter. There are several events that are limited to members only. See "Guests" below. 

Play Days are reserved tee times where members and their guests play during a specified time period at a local course. For Play Days, guests include women or men. Players and guests may register for either events or Play Days by selecting the appropriate link on the Events Calendar.

Register for Golf Events and Play Days by clicking on the event located in the events calendar. Once you click on the event, you will be able to RSVP, pay online where needed and provide any additional information requested of the Events Committee.

Guests are welcome to participate in up to two Golf Events*, Play Days or Girl Friend Golf outings. After the second visit, we encourage guests to formally join the LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Dallas.
*Guests are not able to play in the Chapter Championship. Only members with established handicaps are eligible to participate in this Event.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be received prior to the Event, Golf Event or Play Day registration date. If a player cancels after the registration date, the player must find a replacement attendee or player, or be prepared to pay the cost of the Event, Golf Event or Play Day. 

The Events Committee "locks in" the number of attendees or players with the Host Venue Staff or Golf Course Staff on the registration due date. If the Host Venue Staff or Golf Course Staff elects to charge LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Dallas for no shows or cancellations, that cost will be passed on to the member who cancels.

Cancellation of a Social Event, Golf Event or Play Day is at the discretion of the Host Venue Staff, Golf Course Staff and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Dallas Events Director. Every effort will be made to proceed or play as scheduled. If an event is cancelled, the Events Committee will try to notify attendees and players via e-mail or text message, but if attendees or players are unsure, contacting the Host Venue Staff or the Golf Course Staff directly in encouraged to confirm.


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WE VALUE YOUR PRIVACY

LPGA Amateur Golf Association respects members who are concerned about having their personal contact information appear online. There are a few options to have control of what appears:

The option of marking your record in the LPGA Amateurs database as "Do Not Publish Online" is available; however, it has negative consequences. If this is done to a member record, then the member is blocked from being able to login to the LPGA Amateurs Member Clubhouse and the Handicap Service. We do not recommend this option.

Some members go online and delete their mailing address, phone and email so that it won’t appear online. We definitely do not recommend this option as then there is no way to communicate with a member at all. This impacts our Chapter too, as the contact information won’t appear on the roster we receive each week.

The best option is for members to login to the Member Clubhouse (lpgaamateurs.com) and update the "Privacy Settings" under the "My Profile" tab. You can choose specifically which information you want to sho online, and to whom.

2018 LPGA AMATEUR GOLF ASSOCIATION CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP


Congratulations 
to the Flight winners of the Dallas Chapter Championship at Tenison Highlands Golf Course!
 
1st Flight, Low Gross - Brenda Stoddard
1st Flight, Low Net - Diann Goodman
2nd Flight, Low Gross - Angela Ethier
2nd Flight, Low Net - Deborah Nesselrodt
3rd Flight, Low Gross - Diana Gats
3rd Flight, Low Net - Terri Rackham
4th Flight, Low Gross - Patte Lee
4th Flight, Low Net - Cheryl McCally
Scramble Team - Evelyn Ireland, Shelley King-D' Souza, Annette Lynch, Maribeth Fletcher

Congratulations to the Senior (55-69) and Super Senior (70+) winners were:
 
Senior, Low Gross - Brenda Stoddard
Senior, Low Net - Diana Gats
Super Senior, Low Gross - Barb Walters
Super Senior, Low Net - Cheryl McCally

View Chapter Championship pics in the LPGA Amateur Golf Association - Dallas, TX Facebook Group!

GIRLFRIEND GOLF

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Tuesday Night Girlfriend Golf at Westridge in McKinney
. Tee times begin at 5:30 p.m. and registration for any Tuesday night can be made in advance  online on our events calendar.  Feel free to play any or all of these events. It's just for a fun night with friends on the golf course.

Wednesday Night Girlfriend Golf at Luna Vista in Dallas. Tee times begin at 5:30 p.m. and registration for any Wednesday night can be made in advance online on our events calendar. Play one or all nights. It's for fun!

Thursday Night Girlfriend Golf TBD - Stay Tuned!


Check out the highlights of the 2019 GOLF RULES CHANGES.
Interested in being a sponsor?  

Have a business you want to promote?
Or do you have connections with…

...the golf industry?

...products and services of interest to women?


Check out the SPONSOR LEVELS for more information.


Click here to download the 2018 sponsorship agreement: SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT FORM

  1. Download the form to your computer.
  2. Open the form and fill in the respective fields.
  3. Save the form.
  4. Return via email to SHELLEY KING-D'SOUZA

Payment may be made online on our secure PAYMENT PORTAL

Please email Shelley King - D'Souza to get in touch with LPGA Amateurs Dallas.  

Contact Courtney with LPGA Amateur Golf Association at 386-236-5353 if you are having issues renewing your membership.

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